VC  NewSchools Venture Fund

http://www.newschools.org





     Office Locations:

1616 Franklin Street, Second Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 415-615-6860
Fax: 415-615-6861

 

Stages:

  • Early
  • Seed


 

Industries:

  • Education & Training

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    Description:

    Founded in 1998, NewSchools Venture Fund is a venture philanthropy firm that seeks to transform public education, particularly for minority students in urban neighborhoods. NewSchools raises early-stage capital from institutional and individual donors, and invests it in nonprofit and for-profit ventures led by promising education entrepreneurs to create high-quality, scalable solutions that address the most critical problems facing education. NewSchools manages four funds. Fund I closed in 2002 and invested in organizations focused on creating and accelerating charter schools. The second fund closed in 2006 and invested in the following areas: Charter Management Organizations, School Support Organizations, Accountability and Performance Tools, and Human Capital. The third fund, which primarily focuses around several key cities, including New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Oakland, and New Orleans, closed in 2010 at $75 million. NewSchools Fund IV began in 2010 and includes the NewSchools Innovation Fund and the NewSchools City Funds.



    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
       
       
       
    COMPANY STAGEREVENUE
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Revenue
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    $2M-$7M
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B
       
       
     

    Investment Team:


    Name   Title
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    Alex Caram Associate Partner
    Amy Omand Director
    Arielle Rittvo Kinder Partner
    Cameron White Associate Partner
    Clare Squire Manager

     

    Portfolio companies include:


      Achievement Preparatory Academy
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      Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools
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      Aspire Public Schools
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      BetterLesson
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      Beyond 12
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      BrightBytes
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      Center City Public Charter Schools
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      Charter Board Partners
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      CivicBuilders
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      ClassDojo
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      ClassWallet
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      CodeHS
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      DC Preparatory Academy
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      DC School Reform Now!
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      DSST Public Schools
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      EdCast
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      EdSurge
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      Education Elements
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      Educreations
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      Edward W. Brooke Charter School
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      Ellevation Education
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      EnCorps
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      Engrade
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      FreshGrade
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      Goalbook
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      Gobstopper
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      GreatSchools
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      Hapara
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      Junyo
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      Kaymbu
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      Khan Academy
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      Kidaptive
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      KIPP DC
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      LearnNow
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      LearnZillion
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      LocoMotive
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      Locomotive Labs
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      MATCH Charter Schools
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      Matchbook Learning
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      Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School
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      Mytonomy
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      Nearpod
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      New Classrooms
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      New Leaders
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      New Schools for New Orleans
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      New Teacher Center
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      Newsela
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      NoRedInk
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      Presence Learning
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      Reading Partners
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      ReNEW Chater Management Organization
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      Revolution Foods
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      Rocketship Education
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      Roxbury Preparatory Charter School
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      Scholar Academies
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      SchoolMint
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      Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School
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      Teaching Channel
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      Teachscape
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      The Achievement Network
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      Tree of Life Public Charter School
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      Unlocking Potential
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      Urban Teacher Center
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